Over the period Nov 5-7 the Emeritus Director, Dr Denis Alexander, was at Gordon College near Boston giving the annual Robert Herrmann Lectures under the overall title ‘Is Life Going Anywhere? Creation-Biology, Randomness and Purpose’.

The lectures were given in honour of Robert Herrmann, a close friend of the late Sir John Templeton, who co-authored a number of books with Sir John. A total of 633 people attended the three lectures, with many discussions held with the 53 students and faculty who attended the formal dinners, plus many others in more informal contexts.

Each evening a different respondent addressed the contents of the lecture before an extended time for Q&A. Dr Alexander also spoke on creation and biology to around 600 students at the weekly Gordon College Convocation.

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